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Use the power of mind-mapping to make your ideas come to life.

  • Quickly create visual mind-maps using the keyboard and automatic layout.
  • Choose from many tree layout choices.
  • Support for Markdown formatting.
  • Add notes, tasks and images to your nodes.
  • Add node-to-node connections with optional text and notes.
  • Stylize nodes, links and connections to add more meaning and improve readability.
  • Add stickers and node groups to call out and visibly organize information.
  • Quick search of node and connection titles and notes, including filtering options.
  • Zoom in or enable focus mode to focus on certain ideas or zoom out to see the bigger picture.
  • Enter focus mode to better view and understand portions of the map.
  • Unlimited undo/redo of any change.
  • Automatically saves in the background.
  • Colorized node branches.
  • Open multiple mindmaps with the use of tabs.
  • Built-in and customizable theming.
  • Gorgeous animations.
  • Import from OPML, FreeMind, Freeplane, PlainText (formatted), Outliner, Portable Minder and XMind formats.
  • Export to CSV, FreeMind, Freeplane, JPEG, BMP, SVG, Markdown, Mermaid, OPML, Org-Mode, Outliner, PDF, PNG, Portable Minder, PlainText, XMind and yEd formats.
  • Printer support.


You will need the following dependencies to build Minder:

  • ninja-build
  • python3-pip
  • python3-setuptools
  • meson
  • valac (any 0.48.x version -- any later version will result in segfaults -- earlier versions have issues with libarchive)
  • debhelper
  • libcairo2-dev
  • libgranite-dev
  • libgtk-3-dev
  • libxml2-dev
  • libgee-0.8-dev
  • libarchive-dev
  • libgtksourceview-4-dev
  • libmarkdown2-dev
  • libhandy-1-dev
  • libjson-glib-dev

To install, run sudo ./app install and then run the application from your application launcher or from the command-line with ./app run.

Distribution packages

Arch Linux users can find Minder in the official community repo:

$ sudo pacman -S minder

Minder is packaged in Void Linux, install it with xbps-install:

$ sudo xbps-install Minder

For Fedora users, install the RPM package with:

$ sudo dnf install minder

Debian/Ubuntu package is also available:

$ sudo apt install minder


Minder documentation can be found here.

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